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Higher Lane Up Holland


Circa 1900 Higher Lane, Up Holland
Photo: Maureen Ashurst
Views: 2,700
Item #: 32544
The boy in the trousers is Fred Sharrock and the other children are Nellie and Bert Hooton. Fred eventually bought the house from the Leigh-Pembertons. It was left to Nellie and Hilda Hooton following Fred's demise. It was sold on to Leslie Hooton, their younger brother.It is thought that the house was formerly named 'Cinnamon Cottage.

Comment by: MickLD on 21st June 2020 at 23:26

A wonderful photo, Maureen. I remember Hilda and Leslie Hooton well.

Comment by: fw on 22nd June 2020 at 02:27

A fading picture, soon close to torn,
so rich so special a gown be born,
a fading moment, but fathoms deep,
a jewelled hand we close to keep..

Comment by: whups on 22nd June 2020 at 11:45

why cant we enlarge them anymore ? .

Comment by: Harry Wharton on 22nd June 2020 at 12:45

You can enlarge them. Either hold CTRL and + or CTRL and turn the wheel on your mouse if you have one

Comment by: winnie on 22nd June 2020 at 14:05

Name: Fred Sharrock
Gender: Male
Marital status: Single
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1895
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 38 Higher Lane
Residence Place: Upholland, Lancashire, England
Occupation: Railway Clerk Household Members:
Sarah Ann Cross Unpaid domestic duties
Fred Sharrock Railway Clerk

Comment by: winnie on 22nd June 2020 at 14:46

Baptism: 3 Mar 1895 St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland, Lancashire, England
Fred Sharrock - [Child] of Edward Sharrock & Harriet
Born: 9 Jan 1895
Abode: Higher Lane
Occupation: Stonemason looks like he neverr lived with his parents he lived with his aunt Sarah A Cook

Comment by: MickLD on 22nd June 2020 at 17:51

Whups - if you are viewing pics on a laptop or desktop, you can also 'right click' on the picture, and then select 'View Image' from the drop down list that appears.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 19:20

I'm struggling here Mick. So, where - as a guide - does Tontine Road become a branched affair on reaching Upholland, please?

Comment by: Mick LD on 22nd June 2020 at 21:20

Philip - travel along Tontine Rd towards UpHolland from the Delph Tavern, and after about 300 yards the road forks.
The 'left fork' is Higher Lane, which leads to Alma Hill and Hall Green. The cottage in the photo is about 50 yards up Higher Lane on the left hand side.
The 'right fork' is Church St, leading to the parish church and the centre of UpHolland village.

Comment by: Mr X on 22nd June 2020 at 21:55

Higher Lane, I thought that is the road from Upholland to Parbold past Ashurst beacon, that starts as Mill Lane going uphill to Beacon Lane to Dalton church, and then downhill on Higher Lane to Parbold.

Comment by: Mick LD on 22nd June 2020 at 22:13

That's Higher Lane Dalton, Mr X.
We are discussing Higher Lane UpHolland - a completely different road.

Comment by: Dave on 22nd June 2020 at 22:23

CinnamonCottage would probably be correct as Higher Lane branches off Cinnamon Brow.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 22nd June 2020 at 22:39

"50 yards up Higher Lane ... ". Thanks Mick - the way arrived, as roses.

Comment by: Martin Pearce on 23rd October 2020 at 20:19

Loved to visit this cottage in the sixties. The lady was a dinner lady at the Junior school, sadly unable to remember her name now. I know she used to visit a lady on Alma hill. Her husband wasn’t to keen on us young ones as we used to do a short cut through his garden to the rollie pollie fields. Many times i wish we could go back.

Comment by: Rees Howard on 11th October 2021 at 21:01

Hi! This is a photo of my 4th great grandparents (Edward Cross 1847-1926 and Ellen Fairhurst 1846-1929), alongside my 2nd great grandmother Esther “Nellie” Hooton (1897-1985). As mentioned above, it also includes Fred Sharrock and Herbert Hooton. I have a clearer photo if that would be appreciated? I was sent it from a niece of Nellie’s.
I have another photo of the “Cinnamon Cottage(?)” with some more of the family outside too.
If anyone has any more information/photos on the cottage or any of the people in the photo I would love to find out more!

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